Getting Quieter:FAA Tests Noise Reduction at Logan

May 14, 2015
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This week the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) began testing another potential noise reduction measure at Logan. According to Massport, the second test is part of the Boston Logan Airport Noise Study’s third phase, which will evaluate whether changes in runway use at Boston Logan Airport can further reduce aircraft noise in the communities surrounding...

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5th Wounded Vet Ride

May 14, 2015
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5th Wounded Vet Ride

Over 6,000 motorcycles roared through East Boston and the North Shore Saturday as part of the 5th Annual ‘Wounded Vet Ride’. The annual event raises money for local veterans wounded in combat overseas. The daylong event, founded by area resident and U.S. Marine Andrew Biggio and former State Rep. Carlo Basile, followed a 40-mile...

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P.J. Kennedy School Receives $50,000 Grant

May 14, 2015
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P.J. Kennedy School Receives $50,000 Grant

The P.J. Kennedy School on Saratoga Street in East Boston was one of 10 outstanding schools in the city presented with the Philip H. Gordon Kennedy Award at the EdVestors Showcase. The Kennedy School was recognized for its flexible and intensive ways to support English language development. This innovative practice of orienting new students...

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Financial Literacy is Not All That Scary

May 14, 2015
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For too many people, personal financial maintenance is something it shouldn’t be: It’s scary.  According to a 2014 Consumer Financial Literacy Survey conducted by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, just 40 percent of American adults said they kept track of their personal finances. Even more telling: nearly three in four adults admitted they...

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New Bridges to Hope in the Wake of Long Island

May 14, 2015
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On October 8th of last year, I had to make a painful but necessary decision. The Long Island Bridge, after years of neglect, had to be shut down. The decaying 63-year-old structure posed imminent danger to the clients and staff of the shelter, transition, detox, and treatment programs housed on Long Island in Boston...

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Letter to the Editor

May 14, 2015
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Thank You to All the Volunteers Who Made East Boston Shines a Success On behalf of East Boston Main Streets, thank you to all the volunteers who made East Boston Shines a success on Saturday, May 9th.  Over 110 volunteers met up at 10:00am at Maverick Square to kick of the 13th annual East...

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EBLL Is Serving the Needs Of Our Community

May 14, 2015
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We remember the days when there were three Little League organizations in East Boston and our teams participated in District 10 with Revere, Chelsea, Winthrop, and East Boston. One of the greatest players in East Boston was none other than Tony Conigliaro, the former Red Sox star for whom the Little League field at...

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Obituaries 05-13-2015

May 14, 2015
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Anthony Scarpa Of Wakefield Anthony N. Scarpa of Wakefield passed away on May 8. He was 29 years old. The cherished son of Linda (Indelicato) Scarpa and Nazzaro “Ralph” Scarpa, he was the loving father of Nicholas Anthony Scarpa of Wakefield and his mother Lauren Vara; adored grandson of Louise Indelicato and the late...

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Former East Boston Deacon Guilty of Sexual Assault

May 7, 2015
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A former East Boston deacon that once worked at two neighborhood parishes back in the 1980s pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting three children and will serve four years in prison. Deacon Ricardo Gonzalez pleaded guilty back on March 11 to sexually assaulting the three victims between the ages of 12 and 14 during the...

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ISD Adopting New Policies

May 7, 2015
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ISD Adopting New Policies

The Boston Inspectional Services Department (ISD) Commissioner William Christopher stopped by last Wednesday night’s Eagle Hill Civic Association meeting to brief residents here on some of the changes the department is making to be more user friendly. Christopher said ISD is adopting new policies to stream line the process for residents. “We are making...

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Celtics Help YMCA’s Fit to Win Program

May 7, 2015
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Celtics Help YMCA’s Fit to Win Program

Former Boston Celtics Stars Leon Powe and Dana Barros were on hand last Thursday evening at the East Boston YMCA’s Ashley Street location to help kick off a new program sponsored by the Celtics and Sun Life Financial. The two Celtics legends, along with two Celtics Dancers taught over 30 YMCA youth fun and...

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Hilton Garden Inn to Host Job Fair on May 7

May 7, 2015
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The owners of the new Hilton Garden Inn Boston Logan Airport on Boardman Street in Orients Heights will host a job fair for Eastie residents at the Marty Pino Center, 86 Boardman St. on Thursday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and again on Friday, May 8 from 10 a.m. to 2...

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Project Bread Hosts Successful Walk for Hunger

May 7, 2015
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Project Bread Hosts Successful Walk for Hunger

State Representative Adrian Madaro helped kick off another successful Walk for Hunger Sunday hosted by Eastie based Project Bread that included a team put together by Santarpio’s Pizza. The 47th Annual Walk for Hunger drew the Santarpio’s team, which raised over $1,000 for the Walk, and 40,000 other participants and 2000 volunteers. Project Bread’s...

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EBSB Posts Record Quarterly Earnings

May 7, 2015
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East Boston Savings Bank’s parent company Meridian Bancorp, Inc. announced its quarterly earnings last week and net income in the first quarter of 2015 rose to a record $6.4 million. The bank’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Richard J. Gavegnano he was pleased with the first quarter earnings. “I am pleased to report...

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Police Briefs 05-06-2015

May 7, 2015
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Sunday, 4/19 Admilson Pires, 30 Clippership Lane, East Boston, was arrested on a warrant. Jaime Pineda, 10 Marion St., East Boston, was arrested for assault and battery. Robert Passariello, 80 Wordworth St., East Boston, was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon (knife). 4/20 Christian Gutierrez, 416 Meridian St., East Boston, was arrested for...

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Malden/East Boston Youth Hockey Concludes Season

May 7, 2015
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The Malden/East Boston Youth Hockey Program wrapped up another successful season with its awards banquet Monday. The merger of the former East Boston youth hockey organization with Malden has worked well and we’re grateful to all those who made it happen – insuring that East Boston youths who wanted to play hockey would be...

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Obituaries 05-06-2015

May 7, 2015
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Constantino ‘Sonny’ Buttiglieri Longtime member of East Boston Athletic Board Constantino “Sonny” Buttiglieri of East Boston died on May 3. Sonny was a proud honorably discharged  US Navy Veteran who served during World War II on the USS Arkansas BB33 and was one of the first units deployed with the invasions of Normandy, Okinawa...

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A Selfie with Gov. Baker

May 6, 2015
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A Selfie with Gov. Baker

Mass. Governor Charlie Baker, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, event chair Alison Quirk of State Street Corporation, Executive Director of Bottom Line Mass. Mike Wasserman, and 1,000 Boston-area community and business leaders joined national education nonprofit Bottom Line to host its 10th annual Get In, Graduate and Go Far Dinner, a fundraising event that helps...

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District Attorney Dan Conley’s Tournament a Great Event

May 6, 2015
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We were so proud to take part in Suffolk County District Daniel F. Conley 7th Annual Basketball For Peace Tournament at the UMass Boston Clark Athletic Center. DA Conley and his staff once again accomplished the mission of this wonderful event: to bring Boston’s young people together for a day of safe, healthy, team-oriented...

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East Boston Shines Cleanup Campaign

May 6, 2015
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East Boston has never looked so good or its future so bright. Residents appreciate Eastie’s unmatched views of the Boston skyline, its ideal location, and wide variety of outstanding restaurants. East Boston is fast becoming one of the most exciting places to live in the city. Residents take great pride in the appearance of...

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Time for Colleges and Universities to Lead

May 6, 2015
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Campus sexual violence has been the subject of an intense national conversation recently, but that dialogue often lacks critical input from schools that are already taking steps to improve their campus climates. Colleges and universities, it’s time for you to lead on this issue.  So far, and with good reason, most of the attention...

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Letter to the Editor

May 6, 2015
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Middle class housing Dear Editor: This past weekend I read a commentary on page one of South Boston Today entitled “Where Will The Middle Class Live?” As I started reading it, the words fell right off the page at me, “At the rate of luxury condo, multi-unit and high end townhouse development in South...

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DA Conley’s 7th Basketball Tourney Makes the Grade at UMass Boston

May 6, 2015
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Kids and teens from across Boston and Revere came together at UMass Boston last Wednesday, April 22, with prosecutors, victim advocates, and celebrity coaches – including the Independent News Group’s editor Cary Shuman – at District Attorney Dan Conley’s seventh annual Basketball for Peace tournament. “So many times when we hear about violent crime...

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Obituaries 04-29-2015

May 6, 2015
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William ‘Willy’ Gleeson,III Auto Mechanic for Phil Romano Trucking William J. “Willy” Gleeson, III passed away unexpectedly in East Boston on April 26. Born and raised in East Boston, Will attended Boston Public Schools and was a graduate of Madison Park Vocational & Technical High School, Class of 2009. Shortly after graduating, Willy began...

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